Picture a field full of heavy-set men sporting shaved heads and covered with tattoos. They pump their fists in the air and dance raucously in front of a stage festooned with Nazi flags and racist skinhead symbols. Others, including a few women, watch around the perimeter.
Quick. Think of a white supremacist group.
Fifty two years ago, a triumphant Muhammad Ali stood on top of a podium in Rome, representing the United States as a gold medalist in the heavyweight boxing division at the Summer Olympic games.
European football's governing body opened disciplinary proceedings Saturday against Croatia over what it said was racist behavior by its supporters during a Euro 2012 match against Italy.
Former Poland striker Emmanuel Olisadebe says that racism is still a big part of the game, but is being confronted.
CNN's Pedro Pinto reports on accusations of racism at the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and the Ukraine.
The captain of the Dutch national team says his players were subjected to racial abuse at a training session in the Polish city of Krakow this week, just days before the Euro 2012 football tournament was due to begin in Poland and Ukraine.
Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland have told CNN World Sport a documentary accusing football fans from both nations of racism was "unbalanced and biased."
Poland has spent billions to upgrade its infrastructure, but is it enough for Euro 2012 fans?
It's always funny to get tweets and e-mails from followers of radio entertainer Rush Limbaugh. None of them ever actually think of checking the facts out before they begin their ignorant, vile and rambling rants. I suppose that's to be expected because all they are doing is following their feckless leader, Limbaugh.
An Afro-Swede group wants the arts minister to resign for helping cut a cake that depicted an image some feel is racist.
Sweden's culture minister was feeling the heat Wednesday after a weekend art exhibit in which she cut up a cake baked into the shape of a cartoonishly stereotyped African woman.
London's Metropolitan Police was under fire Friday after 10 cases involving alleged racism by police officers were referred to the independent police watchdog for investigation.
A white child and a black child look at the exact same picture of two students on the playground but what they see is often very different and what they say speaks volumes about the racial divide in America.
The national conversation over Trayvon Martin's killing is loud and intense. In some places, it's also vile and violent.
Robert Zimmerman Jr. talks exclusively with Piers Morgan about how his family is getting threats since Trayvon's death.
French perfume designer Jean-Paul Guerlain was fined 6,000 euros ($8,000) Thursday by a Paris court for racist remarks he made during a French television interview.
What would prompt a 23-year-old man, born and raised in France, to chase a small, terrified Jewish girl into a school courtyard, look her in the eye and shoot her in the head?
Questions are emerging after the death of the Toulouse terror suspect. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
Two Jewish organizations are calling on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop what they say are anti-Semitic attacks by his government's media.
Manchester City have lodged an official complaint with European football's governing body after striker Mario Balotelli claimed he was racially abused during Thursday's match away to Porto.
Laureus Academy members Steve Waugh, Boris Becker, Gary Player and Sergey Bubka on how to stop match-fixing.
At a forum this week focused on recruiting more black Republicans, the message was clear: "We have a sales and marketing problem."
Synagogues firebombed and defaced by graffiti. Windows smashed at shops owned by Jewish merchants. Is anti-Semitism on the rise?
Two men are found guilty in London of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993.
Texas congressman Ron Paul now leads among Iowa Republicans and has tied Newt Gingrich for second in New Hampshire. Republican conservatives have cycled through a series of "Not Mitts." Is it now Paul's turn?
CNN's Gloria Borger interviews GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul about several key campaign issues.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez "needs education" after continuing to protest his innocence despite being punished for racial abuse, according to a former English player.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about racism in football.
Former Dutch football star Edgar Davids has called on authorities to take a stronger stance against racism.
Edgar Davids speaks with CNN's Alex Thomas about Champions League clashes and his experience with racism in the sport.
The chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association discusses calls for Sepp Blatter to step down from FIFA.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter told CNN Wednesday that on-field racism was not a problem in football, remarks which caused a stir on the social-networking site Twitter.
Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has been charged by the English Football Association (FA) with making racist remarks towards a fellow player.
Gov. Haley Barbour says he's surprised by the allegations made against Herman Cain and wants to see how it all plays out.
Not long ago, presidential candidate Herman Cain made headlines when he said blacks were brainwashed for not considering conservative ideas. On other occasions he declared that racism was no longer a problem and blamed the poor for being poor.
London's Metropolitan Police on Tuesday said they are investigating allegations that Chelsea and England captain John Terry aimed a racial slur at an opposing player during an English Premier League match last month.
When riots broke out in London on August 6, Charmaine Scott watched as a diverse group of people took hold of her hometown, smashing glass windows and setting buildings and automobiles ablaze.
Four black British women describe the difficulties they've faced living in the United Kingdom.
The number one song on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop charts this week is a romantic little ditty called "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay".
Texas Gov. Rick Perry defends his actions after reports that a hunting ranch leased by his family used a racial slur.
Herman Cain's assertion that blacks' overwhelming support of the Democratic Party was evidence of their having been "brainwashed" was the latest salvo in an intra-racial war of words over the state of black politics.
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain says the idea that African-Americans won't vote Republican is "brainwashing."
You would think that a black man born and raised in Georgia, who was a teenager during the civil rights movement, would understand the transition of African-Americans from voting overwhelmingly Republican to strongly supporting the Democratic Party.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on President Obama's outreach to African Americans and their concerns.
Even as he charges into his re-election battle, President Barack Obama has a festering weakness on a flank that, by all accounts, ought to be rock solid: the one held by African-American Democrats. Their support for his programs, belief in his leadership and enthusiasm for another term is softening just as he needs it most.
While acknowledging the hard-hit black community and budding criticisms in its ranks, President Barack Obama said in a speech Saturday night to the Congressional Black Caucus that he wouldn't give up -- and urged members of the black community to join him to jump-start the still-sluggish economy.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports on the Obama administration's latest idea to cut the debt.
Throughout President Barack Obama's political career, he has been dogged by insinuations or, indeed, accusations that he is not "black enough" to warrant strong support from African-Americans.
Haven't we seen this episode before?
Comedian Katt Williams responds to the controversy caused by remarks he made about Mexican-Americans at a comedy show.
Despite finishing fifth in the Iowa straw poll, Republican Herman Cain tells CNN's Candy Crowley he remains positive.
We have seen Michele Bachmann being asked questions about her relationship with her husband, Marcus.
Right wing extremists have the potential to carry out as much destruction as groups like al Qaeda, says Matthew Goodwin.
The far right in Europe has enjoyed a renaissance over the past 30 years, driven by resentment of the growing powers of the European Union and by rejection of the "multiculturalism" that has accompanied rapid immigration from the developing world.
The midday buzz of Greensboro business chatter fills the Liberty Oak Restaurant & Bar, where black and white diners make deals over fine white tablecloths.
Rev. Nelson Johnson, a survivor of the 1979 "Greensboro massacre," gives an account of his survival.
Anti-Semitic incidents worldwide dropped sharply in 2010 from their peak in 2009, according to an annual report issued by an Israeli university on the eve of the nation's Holocaust Memorial Day.
A suspect in the attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade frequently posted his beliefs on white supremacist websites, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.
Fashion designer John Galliano could face up to six months in jail if convicted of making anti-Semitic remarks.
Designer John Galliano will stand trial for racial insults stemming from anti-Semitic comments he allegedly made against at least three people, the Paris prosecutor announced Wednesday.
"People like you would be dead," the designer is heard saying in a shocking video
Ernest Green hit the roads of the segregated South as a teen in the 1950s, using a travel guide that pointed out safe havens where African-Americans could eat and stay.
A Mississippi proposal wants to honor a Ku Klux Klansmen with a specialty license plate.
A backpack bomb discovered last week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, contained a chemical found in rat poison and was packed with little metal pellets, apparently as shrapnel, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
The FBI will consider recent local neo-Nazi activity in its investigation of a backpack bomb found this week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, but it has no evidence of any connections, the agency told CNN on Thursday.
Below is an excerpt from Soledad O'Brien's memoir "The Next Big Story," published November 2 by Penguin Books. The story begins in 2006, just after she has obtained exclusive access to Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers and has reported on them for CNN's American Morning.
Imagine for a moment that there was a prominent American conservative journalist who ignorantly disparaged an entire minority group on national television, got fired for it by the nation's largest public radio media organization and then still managed to pull down a $2 million payday with the television network where he made the remarks.
CNN's American Morning discusses the boundaries for journalists after Juan Williams speaks out about being fired.
Dozens of protesters wearing black crowded the sidewalk Saturday outside the Guerlain boutique in Paris, France, calling for a boycott of the cosmetics company following racist remarks made by a former executive on French TV this month.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien looks at how some are fighting debt from the pulpit in "Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special," premiering at 9 p.m. ET on October 21.
At the middle of his first presidential term, Barack Obama faces major electoral challenges, some of which have come to involve questions of religious identity and power.
When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced a year ago this month that President Obama would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Michael Steele criticized the decision and pointedly asked what had Obama accomplished to deserve such a high honor?
Simon Schama and Michael Gerson tell "Parker Spitzer" the president is failing to explain his vision to voters.
At a time when our nation's top university is more diverse than ever before, Harvard's recent decision to honor its former professor Marty Peretz on Friday for setting up an undergraduate research fund in his name comes as a big, disappointing surprise.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" is an uplifting spiritual, one that's often heard in churches and popularly recognized as the black national anthem. Timothy Askew grew up with its rhythms, but now the song holds a contentious place in his mind.
The beauty of having your own radio or TV show or column is that you have a wonderful opportunity to address many of the significant issues of the day by using the enormous platform that has been bestowed upon you.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger attempts to explain her incendiary comments last week and tells why she's leaving her radio show.
CNN's Don Lemon and a panel discuss the fallout from Dr. Laura Schlessinger's radio rant using the N-word.
I was out roaming the streets of east London with a group of friends back in 2007 when we stumbled across this sweaty hipster club tucked between an old church and a bank. It wasn't a very large space, holding maybe a couple of hundred people, but what it lacked in size was more than made up in the energy coming from the predominantly white, eclectic crowd on the dance floor.
Black church members talk relationships, love and what really keeps black women single.
Legs covered in skin-toned stockings, her skirt crisp to the knee, Patty Davis slips on the black heels she has shined for the day.
Tea Party Express members say racist claims about the movement are being exaggerated by left wing opposition groups.
The tea party movement has been called a lot of things -- from racist to the voice of the people. One tea party group is on a mission to change how the movement is perceived, especially when it comes to race relations.
The editor of Essence Magazine defended Wednesday her recent hiring of a white fashion director -- a first for the 40-year-old publication that celebrates black women.
Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod tells HLN's Robin Meade how the uproar over her words have affected her family.
In the midst of a prolonged recession, two wars, and an ongoing environmental catastrophe, it is unfortunate that inconsequential controversies about race are among America's most widely discussed subjects.
CNN's Candy Crowley asks Sen. McConnell and Rep. Hoyer about recent issues regarding the Tea Party movement and race.
This week at the NAACP annual convention, we passed over 75 resolutions. They addressed critical issues from education equity, to fixing our broken criminal justice and immigration systems, to our top priority: jobs, jobs, jobs.
Tea Party activist Mark Williams says he's done discussing the controversy stirred up by his attack on the NAACP, accusing a fellow movement leader of turning the debate into "a World Wrestling style personality conflict."
The NAACP has passed a resolution that condemns what it feels is rampant racism in the Tea Party movement. Members passed the measure on Tuesday at the organization's 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
NAACP President Ben Jealous and Tea Party's David Webb spar over alleged claims of racism within the Tea Party movement.
Actor and director Mel Gibson appears to be at it again. This time the issue is not a tirade berating Jews and women in front of police officers. Instead, it's an outrageous message that was apparently left on his girlfriend's answering machine and likely was never supposed to come under public scrutiny.
William Jelani Cobb, author of "The Substance of Hope," talks about Pres. Obama and the "angry black man" stereotype.
Here are some sound bites from the post-racial era:
Ron Sparks clenches the Democratic slot in Alabama's gubernatorial race.
In his campaign to become Alabama's first African-American Democratic nominee for governor, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis downplayed race, bucked the black establishment and watched his opponent rack up endorsements from the state's key minority political groups.